A Thank You With Flowers!!

A very happy Wednesday to everyone and a warm welcome to the CCS Blog where, with each posting, you will find ways to use the multitude of products from the CutCardStock shop. I trust that your weather is much better than ours. On Tuesday we had at least a couple of inches of solid ice and the entire town was shut down and today we are supposed to have a bit of snow to top off this mess…lol…The power and internet service has been a a bit sketchy for the past couple of days. I am so sorry that so many of you are experiencing much more severe weather than I am–that keeps me from complaining too much!!

Today is my last scheduled posting here and I would like the thank the CutCardStock shop for allowing me to use the CCS products for the past six months, Cindy Crots, Owner of the Company, and Amber Lawrence, DT Coordinator.. I would especially like to thank my many followers and friends who have supported me in such a sweet and kind way during my time on this Design Team. You all have just been so wonderful to visit and follow this blog, to comment on my postings, and to evaluate my tutorials on each posting!! Big hugs and many thanks to each of you!!

It is certainly appropriate that for my project today I have made a THANK YOU card for all of you!! I have used some of my favorite cardstocks: the white is Curious Metallic Ice Gold and the green is Stardream Metallic Emerald. All of the Metallic Papers are now on sale at 15% off with the use of Coupon Code: Shimmer. There are so many gorgeous colors available in these collections so check them out!

For the flowers I used Magnolia layered flowers and to add more interest and dimension, I have used a wee technique which I think adds so much to many of our punched, die cut, or hand cut flowers. I have merely burnished the backs of the petals using small circles using a ball stylus and on the front just a press of the ball in the center of each flower. Below you will see what difference this step can make. On the left side are the flat flowers and leaves and on the right side are the flowers and leaves after burnishing.
You can see what tools I have used but you could do the same technique with any small rounded implement (handle of a knife,round end of a pen or marker, etc). For the leaves I used one press with a narrow tool on the back. Just remember to start with small circles and you will be an expert in no time. Following is a side view which will hopefully show the dimensional difference.
To finish my card I added a sweet sentiment, a silk bow, and a few pearls.
Again, thank you so much for dropping by and I hope this little hint will make your flowers pop off the page!! See you all in blogland…..Big hugs from Jacque!
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